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The Queen’s Guide Award

The Queen’s Guide Award is the ultimate award in guiding. It is a series of challenges that allows Senior Section members to develop their own skills whilst contributing to guiding and their local community.

The award is flexible to allow it to fit in with your other commitments and allow you to continue it if your situation changes.

FAQs about the Queen’s Guide Award

Who can do it? Any member of the Senior Section aged between 16 and 25

How long will it take? The award must be completed within three years of your official start date and before your 26th birthday

What will I gain from it? A great sense of achievement and skill development. Also, you will receive a silver brooch, an enamel badge and a certificate signed by the Queen.

How do I get started? After you’ve read through the syllabus (on the Senior Section CD) contact your county Queen’s Guide coordinator and your district / division commissioner. Register your interest by completing the S/QG form. Choose a personal mentor and hold an initial planning meeting.

Who can help me? Your county Queen’s Guide coordinator, your mentor, your district / division commissioner, your assessors. You can also talk to Queen’s Guides in your area about their experiences and any tips they might have. The Senior Section CD has examples for each part of the syllabus to help you when thinking about your plan.

Who do I contact to arrange an Element 4 project?  The region office team collect requests for projects and match them up with work that is going on in the region.  To submit an enquiry please complete this survey, and the team will come back to to you within 10 working days to let you know what opportunities are currently available.

We have recently produced a document to help you plan your element 4 project.

Find out more

North East England QGA resource

Girlguiding webpage 

Download the Queen’s Guide Leaflet

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